F1 teams cut carbon emissions by 7 per cent

18 January 2013

Want the latest procurement and supply chain news delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the Supply Management Daily

20 January 2013 | Adam Leach

Formula One teams have reduced the amount of carbon dioxide they and their supply chains produced over the past two years by 7 per cent by increasing fuel efficiency and using new engine systems.

Figures released on Friday by the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), revealed engine systems such as the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) had helped teams to cut the emissions from F1 racing cars by 24 per cent over the period between 2009 and 2011. But the total emissions of the teams were only down by 7 per cent in total, due to an increase in business travel by the teams.

Martin Whitmarsh, team principal at McLaren and chairman of FOTA, said in a statement: "We have implemented robust systems to manage the carbon emissions of the teams and identify areas for further emissions reductions. We will continue our focus on fuel efficiency and are also investigating opportunities to shift towards more carbon-efficient freight transport modes.”

Richard Mattison, chief executive of Trucost - the organisation that measures emissions for FOTA - said: "By measuring, disclosing and reducing their operational and supply chain carbon emissions, the Formula One teams lead international sports federations in the carbon race," The innovations in fuel efficiency that the teams have achieved are an important development for the sport and the wider automotive industry."

FOTA has now committed to turning its attention to reducing the emissions produced within teams’ transport operations.

LATEST
JOBS
Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE